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Too Many Cooks

Author: Rex Stout
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307756275
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As Nero Wolfe prepares to speak at a gathering of the world’s great chefs, one is found indelicately murdered. When the target for killing shifts to himself, the great detective must close this case quickly or his next meal may be his last. World-class cuisine, charming company . . . The secret ingredient is poison. Step into the unassuming Thirty-fifth Street brownstone, and join in the astounding exploits of Nero Wolfe. Marvel at his daily beer consumption, his unsurpassed appetite, the incredible expanse of his yellow silk pajamas. Bear witness to his unwavering, often infuriating addiction to fine foods, good books, beautiful orchids and custom-made chairs. Empathize with his confidential assistant Archie Goodwin, archetypal private eye and man of action, whose primary function is prodding his immense employer into motion. See for yourself why, through a hundred million copies and seventy-two cases, the adventures of America’s largest private detective and his extended family continue to captivate and enthrall readers around the world. Discover Nero Wolfe—the greatest detective of them all. “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review

Too Many Cooks Champagne For One

Author: Rex Stout
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307762181
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A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of fiction’s greatest detectives. In this pair of classic Nero Wolfe mysteries, Stout is at his unparalleled best as the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth and his trusty man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, are served two lethally appetizing cases. Too Many Cooks Everyone knows that too many cooks spoil the broth, but you’d hardly expect it to lead to murder. But that’s exactly what’s on the menu at a five-star gathering of the world’s greatest chefs. As guest of honor, Wolfe was lured from his brownstone to a posh southern spa to deliver the keynote address. He never expected that between courses of haute cuisine he and Archie would be compelled to detect a killer with a poison touch—a killer preparing to serve the great detective his last supper. Champgne for One Faith Usher talked about taking her own life and even kept cyanide in her purse. So when she died from a lethal champagne cocktail in the middle of a high society dinner party, everyone called it suicide—including the police. But Nero Wolfe isn’t convinced—and neither is Archie. Especially when Wolfe is warned by four men against taking the case. Deception, blackmail, and a killer who may have pulled off the perfect crime…it’s a challenge Nero Wolfe can’t resist.

Es Klingelte An Der T R

Author: Rex Stout
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608100822
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Rex Stout war einer der erfolgreichsten amerikanischen Kriminalautoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine literarische Schöpfung, der Privatdetektiv Nero Wolfe, zählt bis heute zu den berühmtesten Figuren des Genres. Zusammen mit seinem Assistenten Archie Goodwin hat der Ermittler mit einer Passion für Orchideenzucht und Gourmetküche weltweit Millionen Leser in den Bann gezogen. Die Neuübersetzung der Krimireihe bietet nun dem deutschen Leser erstmals die Möglichkeit, die Kriminalromane in ihrer vollständigen literarischen Qualität zu entdecken. Die reiche Exzentrikerin Rachel Bruner hat die Nase voll vom amerikanischen Geheimdienst. Sie kauft zehntausend Exemplare eines Enthüllungsbuchs und verschickt es landesweit. Klar, dass das Ärger gibt: Das FBI lässt sie auf Schritt und Tritt überwachen. In ihrer Not wendet sich die vornehme Dame an Nero Wolfe, den berühmtesten Privatermittler von New York. Doch wie soll der ihr helfen? Sein Gegenspieler ist immerhin kein Geringerer als J. Edgar Hoover. Ein Scheck über 100 000 Dollar überzeugt ihn, es zumindest zu versuchen. Da kommt ihm ein Mordfall an einem Journalisten sehr gelegen ...

The Mystery Fancier Vol 1 No 5 September 1977

Author: Guy M. Townsend
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434403866
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The Mystery Fancier, Volume 1 Number 5, September 1977, contains: "Piercing the Closed Circle: The Technique of Point of View in Works by P. D. James," by Jane S. Bakerman, "Fear and Loathing With the Lone Wolf," by George Kelley, "The Avon Classic Crime Collection," by Jeff Meyerson, and "The Nero Wolfe Saga, Part III," by Guy M. Townsend.

Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313345302
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Mystery Fanfare

Author: Michael L. Cook
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879722302
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This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.

Too Many Clients

Author: Rex Stout
Publisher: Crimeline
ISBN: 9780307768193
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A bidding war for his services interrupts Nero Wolfe's attempts to solve the case of the businessman who died in his love nest--a case in which the police seem oddly uninterested.